Cleo Eleazar, RAK FTZ PR & Media Officer
The Public Relations & Media Department of the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) – one of the fastest-growing and most cost-effective free trade zones in the UAE – has won the Distinguished Honoree Medal in the Communications Department of the Year category at the 2011 International Business Awards.
The International Business Awards are the only global, all-encompassing business awards program honouring great performances in business. Nicknamed the Stevie® for the Greek word “crowned,” the International Business Awards will be presented at a gala event on October 11, 2011 at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
The RAK FTZ PR & Media Deaprtment received high scores in this category during the two months of preliminary judging and two weeks of final judging by an eminent international panel comprising close to 200 professionals. Honorees were selected from more than 3,000 entries received from organisations and individuals across more than 40 nations.
In his comments on the honour, Oussama El Omari, CEO of RAK FTZ, said: “We are extremely proud of this prestigious recognition to our PR and Media Department. To stand out among the best in the world of communications is a testament to the remarkable efforts of our team. We are extremely proud of Cleo Eleazar and her team who have made this possible. It is a proud moment and great honour for all of us here in RAK FTZ to receive this award.”
“Entries to The International Business Awards grew by more than 80 per cent this year, and that illustrates the increasing importance of the IBAs worldwide,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, presenters of the IBAs. “We congratulate all of the honorees, and we look forward to recognising them for their achievements at our gala event in Abu Dhabi on 11 October.”
Organisations all over the world are eligible to compete in The International Business Awards, and can enter in any of more than 40 categories from Company of the Year and Best New Product of the Year to Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.
Commenting on the award, Cleo Eleazar, Public Relations and Media Officer at RAK FTZ, said: “Receiving the Distinguished Honoree at Stevie® is a powerful endorsement and evidence of our endeavours in reaching out to the RAK FTZ stakeholders, from existing customers to potential customers, the media, suppliers, investors and employees. We are honoured to be recognised among so many prominent organisations from across the world.”